The Guéranger Blog

Welcome to the Gueranger Blog! You have stumbled across the notebook I use to record my thoughts as I read through Dom Prosper Gueranger's 15-volume set, The Liturgical Year. I do not have any special expertise in liturgy, but I have some general knowledge of Catholic theology and an enthusiasm for Gueranger's magnum opus. Think of it as the Liturgical Year fan site!

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January 30th

Canisius | 31 January, 2006 04:30

On this day in 1875, Dom Prosper Gueranger died. Happy birthday, Dom Gueranger!

About a month after his death, Pope Pius IX acknowledged him as one of the great figures in the church of his day, and Pope Paul VI later referred to him as "the author of the liturgical movement." In fact, Gueranger was the first to use that phrase to describe the renewal of intersest in the liturgy, a renewal to which he dedicated his life.

On this same day, in 1885, Dom Laurence Shepherd died. Happy birthday, Dom Shepherd!

This is an especially important day for the blog--the "feast day," so to speak, of both the author and the translator of The Liturgical Year. I think I'll have some ice-cream; make that ice cream with whipping cream on top!


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